Brett Gabbert 1st True Freshman Starting QB Ever at Miami

Announced right before kickoff, Miami’s Brett Gabbert won the starting quarterback job, making him the first true freshman to start in the season opener in program history.

Gabbert, younger brother of NFL and former Missouri QB Blake Gabbert, was a three-star prospect out of high school that held offers from some MAC, FCS and Ivy League schools. Heading into the season, Gabbert was not an early enrollee and had to beat out both AJ Mayer and Jackson Williamson to earn the starting nod.

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